Human security

AGFUND to honor pioneers of food security, agriculture and zero hunger in Geneva

GENEVA – The Arab Gulf Development Program (AGFUND) honors four winners of the Prince Talal International Prize for Human Development under the theme “Ending Hunger, Achieving Food Security and Improved Nutrition, and Promoting Agriculture sustainable ”, the 2nd goal of the SDGs, during a celebration on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.

The award ceremony is hosted under the patronage of Prince Abdulaziz Bin Talal, Chairman of the Arab Gulf Development Program (AGFUND) and Chairman of the Award Committee. Representatives of the United Nations and international organizations, the diplomatic sector, development experts, members of the awards committee and the AGFUND board of directors will be among the audience.

In addition, Queen Sofia, member of the award committee, Tatiana Valovaya, Director General of the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), Nikhil Seth, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UNITAR, and Nasser Alkahtani, Executive Director of AGFUND, will participate in the opening session of the ceremony.

The $ 1,000,000 prize is awarded to 4 laureates who represent the largest development work incubators. These incubators include 1) United Nations, international and regional organizations, 2) national NGOs, 3) government entities (ministries and government organizations) and social enterprises / enterprises, and 4) individuals.

For its 22nd cycle, the 1st Category Prize of $ 400,000 was awarded to: Send a Cow for its “Jersey Inka Nziza” project implemented in Rwanda. The “Seeds of Hope” project implemented in Palestine by the Union of Agricultural Work Committees won the 2nd category prize of $ 300,000.

The project “Program to strengthen resilience in the face of recurrent food insecurity” implemented in Burkina Faso by the Ministry of Agriculture and Hydro-agricultural Development won the 3rd prize in the $ 200,000 category.

Noemi T. Cabaddu from the Philippines won the 4th Category Prize of $ 100,000 for her project “Ensuring Nutrition of Future Generations through Community-Based Complementary Nutrition and Promotion of Family Gardening. It should be mentioned that the winners were selected from 94 nominations received from 42 countries. – SPA